the doctrine of the absolute supremacy of the pope.
- Vat·i·can·ist, noun
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How to use Vaticanism in a sentence
He strongly opposed the papal-infallibility movement, and took the side of Mr. Gladstone in his attacks on Vaticanism.
British Dictionary definitions for Vaticanism
often derogatory the authority and policies of the Pope and the papal curia, esp with regard to papal infallibility
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